Medina sets open houses on staging growth

City wants input on pace of developmentĀ 

The city of Medina has set Aug. 21 and Aug. 26 as the dates for two public open houses to collect input on the pace of development within the city and a plan for staging population growth.

The open houses will take place Thursday, Aug. 21, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hamel Community Building, 3200 Mill Drive. Medina residents, business people and property owners are invited to stop in, provide feedback and listen to brief presentations at the bottom and top of the hour.

Information from the open houses will be presented for Planning Commission review at its Sept. 9 meeting, when the commission will discuss the Staging/Growth Plan and whether to recommend changes to the City Council.

At its July 1 meeting, the Medina City Council directed staff to study the pace of development within the city and the Staging/Growth Plan. This plan regulates when a property may be developed.

Medina has experienced a great deal of single-family development activity over the past four years (over 500 lots created and 300 constructed). However, the Metropolitan Council has reduced population/household forecasts which the city is required to follow. The reduced forecasts provide Medina with the opportunity to review the current and expected pace of development.

If you have questions, or cannot attend the open houses and would like to provide feedback, contact City Planner Dusty Finke at [email protected] or 763-473-8846.